The Achilles is a tendon that connects your two major calf muscles to the heel bone. When it is placed under too much stress, which is a common occurrence for runners and other athletes, it can become less flexible and even inflamed. An inflamed Achilles tendon can eventually tear, which is why any runner should take steps to protect their Achilles and recognize the symptoms of inflammation before they get to be too much.
Cancer affects more than 1.6 million people every year. Of those cases, the National Cancer Institute estimates nearly 600,000 people will die of the disease or from related complications. This number has dropped in recent years thanks to advances in cancer care that help improve survivability and quality of life for cancer patients.
The must-have staple of Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha green tea, is a favorite of health-conscious celebrities, top nutritionists, and health experts. Matcha tea powder is made from nutrition-heralded young leaves of shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants. It’s steamed, stemmed and de-vined before turning into stone-ground fine powder.